Monday, January 30, 2012

An Inconvenient Cooling

I've sworn off of this topic dozens of times, but in the words of Al Pacino in that 2nd Godfather movie, JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS OUT....THEY PULL ME BACK IN. 

Here's something from The Mail (UK)(I apologize in advance for illustrating this piece with Global Cooling Panic magazine covers from the 1970's.) 

The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years.

The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century.

Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.

Meanwhile, leading climate scientists yesterday told The Mail on Sunday that, after emitting unusually high levels of energy throughout the 20th Century, the sun is now heading towards a ‘grand minimum’ in its output, threatening cold summers, bitter winters and a shortening of the season available for growing food.

Solar output goes through 11-year cycles, with high numbers of sunspots seen at their peak.

We are now at what should be the peak of what scientists call ‘Cycle 24’ – which is why last week’s solar storm resulted in sightings of the aurora borealis further south than usual. But sunspot numbers are running at less than half those seen during cycle peaks in the 20th Century.

Analysis by experts at NASA and the University of Arizona – derived from magnetic-field measurements 120,000 miles beneath the sun’s surface – suggest that Cycle 25, whose peak is due in 2022, will be a great deal weaker still.

We must fight this.  Let's put a subsidy on Hummers and SUV's and a hellish tax on electric cars. 

Or maybe we should simply go back to calling it "weather" and admit that Al Gore, The U.N., the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit, and NASA have no idea what future weather is going to be like, and that attempts to change the weather are pointless, but profitable for insiders.   


Nick Rowe said...
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formertory said...

Habibullo Abdusamatov in the FSU has for years consistently provided explanations for climate change based on solar activity, and has been as consistently slated for it by the self-flagellists who want us to return to a peasant economy and a diet of rotten cabbage in the winter.

I wouldn't bet against him and his long-held belief that we're headed for a mini-Ice Age.

ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...
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ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

I am unfortunately old enough to recall the fearmongering put forth by many in the "climate science" community during the 70s regarding the onset of the next ice age. Sure enough, it was proposed that mankind with his infinite responsibility for all things terrestrial should produce and spread upon the polar caps and the advancing glaciers SOOT! Its blackness would absorb the sun's heat and this would offset the cooling. You simply can't make this shit up. Perhaps the Gore family was invested in the carbon black industry?

Anonymous said...

the global cooling cover is faked... sorry...